Nags Head Restaurants

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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 6
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5955
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and delicious local seafood. The steamed shrimp are so good that they were featured in Esquire magazine. The menu features a lot of seafood, but there are also burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted Best of the Beach in... read more

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and delicious local... read more

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Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar

3730 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1008
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

Barefoot Bernie’s is open year round for lunch and dinner. They pride themselves on offering big portions at reasonable prices. Menu items include seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta, large salads, sandwiches and gourmet pizzas. A varied kids' menu is available, as are gluten-free items and their fantastic Lean-a-licious menu items with less than 550 calories. Enjoy specialty frozen drinks and martinis or have your own favorite wine,... read more

Barefoot Bernie’s is open year round for lunch and dinner. They pride themselves on offering... read more

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-5405
Nags Head Restaurant

This Outer Banks restaurant landmark is where you’ll find many a local eating every night, so you know the food must be really good. This restaurant is, in fact, at the top of the list of many locals’ favorite spots. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy the vast views of the sound and dining on their outdoor... read more

This Outer Banks restaurant landmark is where you’ll find many a local eating every night,... read more

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Beachside Bistro

1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 7
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7126
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Serving American coastal cuisine, guests of Beachside Bistro can relax inside or hang out on the beachside deck and enjoy a cold drink, listen to live entertainment seven days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day and revel in the oceanfront setting. As members of Outer Banks Catch, their fresh seafood offerings include mahi mahi, tuna and other delightful dishes. The casual and relaxed Beachside... read more

Serving American coastal cuisine, guests of Beachside Bistro can relax inside or hang out on... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

3810 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo
(252) 423-3400
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

794F Sunset Boulevard
Timbuck II
Corolla
(252) 453-3188
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

8

Black Pelican Oceanfront Cafe

3848 N.Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 4
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-3171
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

The Black Pelican is on The Beach Road, directly across from the ocean. They have a deck bar with great ocean views and, of course, lots of fresh seafood on the menu. Choose from steamed seafood, steaks, dishes with exotic Pan-Asian flavors or pizza from the wood-fired brick oven, a locals' favorite. Each night they offer an eclectic list of chef’s specials, and they have... read more

The Black Pelican is on The Beach Road, directly across from the ocean. They have... read more

9

Bonzer Shack

1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on Southern comfort food, there’s always something on the menu that’s sure to tempt you whether it’s sandwiches, fresh seafood specials and juicy burgers or the mouthwatering smoked Gouda grit cakes. Local favorites also include delicious apps like the Hippie Dip and wings roasted in-house daily plus their excellent specialty cocktails.... read more

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on... read more

10

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill

3001 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-8081
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its Coastal cuisine, fresh seafood and award-winning soups and sauces. Everything is made from scratch, and the dining room bursts with a colorful and casual atmosphere. Every day the chef’s lunch specials include a pasta dish, enchilada of the day, stir-fry and a sandwich and soup combo in variety that could please anyone’s taste... read more

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its Coastal cuisine, fresh... read more

11

Country Deli

101 W. Lake Drive
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5684
Nags Head Restaurant

For 25 years this year-round take-out deli has featured lunch and dinner selections including a variety of sumptuous specialty sandwiches as well as the basics like grilled cheeses and steak sandwiches. You'll be surprised at how high they pile their sandwiches and subs. They have a good selection of bottled beverages and chips. Free delivery is available within a specific area, including Nags Head beach... read more

For 25 years this year-round take-out deli has featured lunch and dinner selections including a... read more

12

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

1608 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 7
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6001
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative... read more

13

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

4117 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-4973
Kitty Hawk Restaurant

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination offering a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more than 100 tempting dishes from both land and sea, including homemade soups and made-from-scratch desserts. When it comes to seafood, the owner says "size does matter," so dig in to the largest crab legs and shrimp around town. Check out their website for daily lobster specials and be sure to... read more

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination offering a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more... read more

14

La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

41934 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Island Plaza
Avon
(252) 986-1118
Kitty Hawk and Nags Head Restaurant

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks standby for good, filling, traditional Mexican fare. Locals love it for offering tasty food at a good value. Within minutes of sitting down, you’ll have warm chips and yummy salsa to munch on while you look over the extensive menu. They serve beer and wine and have a full bar... read more

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks... read more

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Mulligan's Raw Bar and Grille

4005 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 13
Nags Head
(252) 480-2000
Nags Head Restaurant

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern Coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks to its scenic location between Jockey’s Ridge and Historic Cottage Row. Long known for having the some of the best burgers on the beach, their masterful chefs have recently been placing a brighter spotlight on local seafood prepared in an authentic Outer Banks style, all with fresh, local ingredients. Start... read more

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern Coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks... read more

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Peppercorns Restaurant and Lounge

1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 9.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-2151
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Peppercorns overlooks the ocean from its location inside the Ramada Plaza Nags Head (yes, the name says Nags Head, but they're located in Kill Devil Hills). The menu features fresh seafood, pasta dishes, surf and turf and chef's specials. Peppercorns serves breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. They are open year round, welcome large parties and accept reservations to make your dining more enjoyable without... read more

Peppercorns overlooks the ocean from its location inside the Ramada Plaza Nags Head (yes, the... read more

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Pizzazz Pizza

603 Currituck Clubhouse
The Shoppes at the Currituck Club
Corolla
(252) 453-8858
Nags Head Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if... read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because... read more

18

Stack ‘em High

3801 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-8221
Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want for your morning meal and more. In this family-friendly restaurant you’ll go through a line to select your own beverage, fresh fruit, cereal or muffins alongside a complete line of menu items that are then prepared fresh the minute you order. Choose from delicious breakfasts like pancakes — short or... read more

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want... read more

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Thai Room

710 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-1180
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

The Thai Room has been a locals' favorite for more than 30 years. They provide affordable, delicious Asian cuisine, serving Thai, Chinese and American food. Thai Room was voted Best Asian Restaurant in a local poll for several years in a row. Local favorites include the shrimp cakes, papaya salad and their delicious mai tai cocktail. You can eat in or take out. They have... read more

The Thai Room has been a locals' favorite for more than 30 years. They provide... read more

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Two Roads Tavern

3105 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 5.5, Seagate North Shopping Center
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1980
Kill Devil Hills Restaurant

Two Roads Tavern is a great place to grab a burger, sandwich or salad and a pint of North Carolina craft beer for lunch or dinner. Its inventive menu includes several vegetarian and vegan burgers as well as traditional burgers made from quality beef. Try a classic burger combination or one of the more creative specials, such as a burger with pimento cheese, fried eggs... read more

Two Roads Tavern is a great place to grab a burger, sandwich or salad and... read more